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  1. Triad allies cash in on crimes over the border

    Posted Sep 11th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... it is where they can get everything they want- drugs, girls, these sorts of things,' Dr Chu said. 'It is a massive market and a resource-rich area... and people in China, too, want what ... and contraband, experts said yesterday. Hong Kong's three most powerful triads- Wo Shing Wo, 14K and Sun Yee On- are known to have forged alliances with prominent gangs in Macau and on the mainland. ...

  2. Musicians win reprieve in copyright revision

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... refuses permission'. Payment for use of recordings would have come through the Music Copyright Society of China, a non-profit organisation representing copyright holders. Many mainland ... it undermined artists' creativity by giving bureaucrats and recording studios too much power over other people's works. Under the revision to the controversial amendment, only textbook ...

  3. Inflation concerns likely to slow energy reforms: analysts

    Posted Dec 27th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... the scarcity of resources, energy supply and demand in the marketplace as well as the toll [of consumption] on the environment.' Beijing is battling the worst inflation in a decade. The consumer ... blamed price fluctuations in the international market for soaring inflation. Lin Boqiang, from the China Centre for Energy Economics Research at Xiamen University, said price reform would ...

  4. Thugs attack company boss

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Resources Group's chairwoman is Geng Ying, the daughter of former vice-premier and defence minister Geng Biao, who was one of the mainland's most powerful politicians. Police believe Feng ... director of Hong Kong-listed China Infrastructure Investment in 2008 and 2009. In January 2010, Hung Chen, a former executive director and chairman of Sino Resources Group, issued six statutory ...

  5. Ruling underscores Legco's independence

    Posted Sep 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the constitutional challenge by Henry Cheng Kar-shun, chairman of New World China Land, to a select committee's power to compel him to be a witness. This centred on whether the courts should rely ... The dismissal of a legal challenge to the investigative powers of the Legislative Council is a victory not only for lawmakers, but also for common sense. If the power to summon witnesses ...

  6. Beijing citizens turn to the law

    Posted Jan 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... involving urban construction and land resources, which rose 31 per cent. But Gao Zhisheng, a lawyer with the Beijing-based Shengzhi law firm, said that although the increase in the number of cases ... than filing complaints to higher officials. But nobody knows how many cases the courts ruled on,' Mr Gao said. 'China is still far from having an independent judiciary. Justice ...

  7. Hush money only exacerbates unrest

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an increasingly difficult and arguably futile task. Now that China has embraced new communication technologies, more and more people are able to share what may previously have been passed off as isolated ... the government's reputation rather than resolve injustices. Discontent over social injustice and abuses of power has been welling up after a series of notable incidents which were widely reported ...

  8. Judiciary throws support behind economy

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... infringements- an area that overshadows many of China's trade talks. The courts concluded more than 48,000 of such cases last year, a third more than in 2009. Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference delegate Mei Xingbao, a former chairman of China Orient Asset Management, said the courts had responded very well to the financial crisis by launching guidelines to protect ...

  9. Open information law will be overhauled, judge says

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with a deep-rooted tradition of government secrecy and lack of resources to meet information request demands. Li said a large number of the 'several hundred' responses to a public consultation ... approach' to the use of the 'stability' get-out clause, and it must not be used as an 'excuse'. China Youth Daily reported that 'insufficient public transparency' about ...

  10. Rule of law rests with success of chief justice

    Posted Sep 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... law principles, was being handed back to China, which has a very different legal tradition. Question marks hovered over the enduring strength of the Basic Law's guarantees for individual freedoms and rights, especially since the ultimate power of interpretation lay with the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress in Beijing. During the drafting of the Basic Law ...




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